The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) monitors air pressure in the four road tires (excludes spare). Pressure in the spare tire is not monitored. There are two tire pressure monitoring systems available, a base system and a premium system. The base system does not specify how many tires are low or where they are located. The premium system does so.
In 2010, Balkrishna Industries Ltd., BKT for short, was a $300 million Indian tire manufacturer. Its off-highway products, including OTR and agricultural tires, were produced in three plants in India. The tires were not exported on a global basis.
When he joined Discount Tire in 2001 as assistant vice president of strategic planning, Michael Zuieback focused on “capturing the values of the company,” as he puts it.
Everything from tires to marketing will be new for Kumho Tire USA Inc. in 2016. The company previewed the coming year at its annual dealer meeting in Castries, St. Lucia, Dec. 2-5, 2015.
Every tire dealer in America competes against strong, established, online tire providers. Most independent tire dealers also compete with the largest independent “tires only” retailer in the country, and many compete directly with Sam’s, Costco and other membership warehouse clubs.
According to the results of our dealer survey, demand for replacement tires increased in November. Indeed, from a volume standpoint the dealers reported they sold 0.6% more tires in November on a year-over-year basis, following a 0.1% increase in October and a 0.6% increase in September.
Raw material prices dropped so significantly in 2015 that the one thing everyone expected to happen during the year never materialized. Tire prices didn’t go up.
Each month we ask members of our National Advisory Council (NAC) a question or questions on a current hot topic. This month we asked, “How have the tariffs on Chinese consumer tire imports affected pricing in your area?” Here are some of their responses.
The struggles of the New Jersey State Tire Dealers Association are not unique. In September the group announced it was suspending activity due in large part to lack of interest from independent tire dealers. In big bold letters New Jersey leaders told its membership that it “needs new blood to join the board of directors and lead our organization into the future.”
When your dealership is surrounded by fields of tall corn in all directions, it makes sense that your farm tire business would be very important to you. This holds true for Kuil Banden BV, located just outside Groningen, Holland.
Automotive technology is moving at warp speed these days. Exhibitors at the 2015 Automotive Aftermarket Product Expo (AAPEX) did more than spotlight tools and products to help shops keep up with today’s technologies. They also gave visitors to their booths a heads-up on the innovations coming down the pipeline.
With upwards of 2,300 exhibit booths showcasing thousands of products, the annual four-day Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show is an extravaganza of choice for attendees involved in the automotive industry. Yet some trends that speak to the over-arching preoccupations of tire dealers emerged from the abundance of products on display at this year’s edition, which ran Nov. 3-6 in Las Vegas.
When Dr. Raghupati Singhania, chairman and managing director of JK Tyre & Industries Ltd., was inducted into the Tire Industry Hall of Fame in November, he was not alone. His elder brother, Hari Shankar Singhania, who died in 2013, was with him in spirit. So were late family members dating back to the early part of the 20th Century, including his grandfather and great-grandfather.